Please observe changing seasonal hours
November 1 through April 30, the site is open 10-5 Fridays and Saturdays. We accept reservations for schools and other organized groups for tours during the week.
The Campaign and Election of 1880
Take a break from the commercials, debates and polls surrounding the 2012 election to learn more about the campaign of 1880, when Republican James A. Garfield faced Democrat Winfield Scott Hancock. What were the issues? How did the candidate campaign? How did anyone know what a candidate believed in the days before Facebook, Twitter and 24-hour news channels? Learn all of this and more on Saturday, November 3 at 1p.m. in the Visitor Center Auditorium. Program is free of charge; fees apply to tours of the Garfield home.
Did You Know?
In addition to being the only President to ascend to the Presidency directly from the House of Representatives, James A. Garfield is the only President to be an ordained minister.